Metastatic adenocarcinoma in the right atrium and secondary Budd-Chiari syndrome (a case report)


GÖKÇE M. , KORKMAZ L., OZ D., ÖREM C. , Kiris A. , AHMETOĞLU A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.132, no.1, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Letter
  • Volume: 132 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2007.07.086
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY

Abstract

Budd-Chiari syndrome is a rare clinical syndrome which is characterized by the occlusion of the major hepatic veins or the inferior vena cava at the suprahepatic level. Metastatic cardiac tumors (MCT) are much more common than the primary cardiac tumors. Although MCT are frequently clinically silent, rarely pericardial tamponade or effusion may be the first clinical sign of MCT. Budd-Chiari syndrome rarely developed secondary to MCT.